Parental perceived needs of senior high school students concerning adult roles and responsibilities in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools : Charlotte, North Carolina

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Patricia Dianne Brandon Copeland (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Mildred Johnson

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine what parents perceived as needs of young adults concerning adult roles and responsibilities after high school. A stratified cluster sampling technique was used to secure a representative sample of parents. The subjects were 381 parents of 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students enrolled in one of the three ability level (advanced, regular, or skills) classes in one of the ten senior high schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system. The instrument "Life After High School Needs Assessment" was selected for the study. It consisted of 51 Likert-type items and 8 demographic questions. The items had been clustered into seven clusters which were Adult Problem Solving, Child Care Skills, Adult Responsibilities, Family Responsibilities, Decision-Making Responsibilities, Social Responsibilities, and Coping with Family problems. A multiple analysis of variance (MANOVA) was used to test the seven hypotheses in the study to determine the relationship among the seven clusters and the independent variables. The independent variables were student ability level, gender, grade level, ethnic origin, and employment status of student, mother, and father.

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Language: English
Date: 1987
High school students $z North Carolina $z Charlotte $x Attitudes
Parents $z North Carolina $z Charlotte $x Attitudes

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